ARTIST UNKNOWN 作者不詳 PICNIC SET WITH FLORAL MOTIFS 花丸蒔絵提重 Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th–early 20th century
Lot 14*
ARTIST UNKNOWN 作者不詳 PICNIC SET WITH FLORAL MOTIFS 花丸蒔絵提重
Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th–early 20th century
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 8,397) inc. premium

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ARTIST UNKNOWN 作者不詳 PICNIC SET WITH FLORAL MOTIFS 花丸蒔絵提重 Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th–early 20th century ARTIST UNKNOWN 作者不詳 PICNIC SET WITH FLORAL MOTIFS 花丸蒔絵提重 Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th–early 20th century ARTIST UNKNOWN 作者不詳 PICNIC SET WITH FLORAL MOTIFS 花丸蒔絵提重 Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th–early 20th century
ARTIST UNKNOWN 作者不詳 PICNIC SET WITH FLORAL MOTIFS 花丸蒔絵提重
Meiji era (1868–1912), late 19th–early 20th century
A sagejūbako (portable picnic set) comprising a rectangular frame fitted with a silver handle and with a fitted shelf towards the top, the frame containing a cylindrical four-tiered box and lid and a rectangular two-tiered box and lid supporting a silver sake flask with a cover modelled as a cloth, the upper shelf of the frame supporting a box with cut-away sides containing five rectangular trays and a footed tray with a sakazuki (sake cup), the decoration on the exterior of the frame and the boxes executed mainly in gold hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, and foil on the black-lacquer roiro ground and consisting of roundels of different plants including hagi (bush clover, Lespedeza bicolor), plum, peony, maple, chrysanthemum, and clematis, against a broken geometric ground of lozenge shapes each enclosing a four-petal motif, the interiors of the boxes plain red lacquer, the five trays all covered in fine gold nashiji and decorated in gold, aokin, and silver hiramaki-e, takamaki-e, and foil with some details in shell, each tray depicting a different flowering plant: hagi, plum, dandelion, peony, and camellia, the footed tray decorated in similar techniques with chrysanthemums and daisies by a stream, the sakazuki of standard form decorated with kiri (paulownia) branches and leaves in gold and silver hiramaki-e against a red-lacquer background, signed inside the footring with gold hiramaki-e characters Koma 古満, the silver bottle chiselled with similar designs to the exterior of the boxes

Overall: 35 × 47 × 29.7 cm (13¾ × 18½ × 11¾ in.)

With fitted lacquered-wood storage box inscribed outside Hanamaru maki-e on sagejū 花丸蒔絵 御提重(Picnic set with floral motifs)(19)
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